SDSU Football Coach Rocky Long
September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Coach Rocky Long was named the 18th head coach in Aztec football history in January 2011 and became the first San Diego State head coach to lead the team to a bowl game in his debut campaign. Long has amassed the most victories of any Mountain West head coach since the league’s inception in 1999.
Under Long’s direction in 2017, the Aztecs became the first team in NCAA FBS history to register consecutive 2,000-yard rushing seasons by different players (Donnel Pumphrey in 2016, Rashaad Penny in 2017) and just the second with a pair of 2,000-yard rushers (also Texas).
In 2016, Long guided the MW-champion SDSU to its fourth 11-win campaign in program history, accomplished consecutively for the first time in program history. SDSU won its second-straight bowl game for the first time in the Division I era. Long’s three bowl game victories are the most in SDSU’s Division I era.
Long was the Mountain West Coach of the Year for the third time in 2015.
Since his arrival on The Mesa, a total of 17 Aztecs have been chosen in the NFL Draft, including three in 2017, which tied for the most by a Group of 5 school and the most for SDSU since 2013. San Diego State had at least one player selected in each NFL Draft from 2011-15.